Thanksgiving is a time to be together and give thanks. One Lubbock church is stepping up to make sure everyone has a good meal for the holiday.

If you aren't sure what to eat for Thanksgiving and need somewhere to go, people of the Lubbock community can stop by the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 11th for a traditional Thanksgiving plate. This is the 31st year First United Methodist Church is inviting community members to a free Thanksgiving meal.

According to KCBD, the missions director at the church, Michael Spaulding, said there have been some people volunteering longer than he has been alive.

“Experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity that need a meal, and we get anyone from that to people who are just from the community and want to be a part of the event,” Spaulding said.

Everyone is welcome to join around the table for turkey, stuffing, gravy and their favorite sides. The community has already provided for the meal so no donations or volunteers are needed.

“It really is something that draws together all areas of our church community here once a year and that really is a huge blessing,” Spaulding said.

Last year the church served around 1,200 people for their annual Thanksgiving meal.

“Since its inception in 1992, nearly 31,000 people, who otherwise may have gone without, have received a free traditional Thanksgiving meal,” the press release said.

The meal starts at 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning and going until about 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 1411 Broadway in Lubbock.

For more details about the church, you can go to their website here or call them at (806) 763-4607.

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